Orange was one of the biggest colour trends on the SS13 catwalks, with designers like Helmut Lang, J Mendel and Carolina Herrera sending models out in head-to-toe tangerine, and it’s a colour I’m really loving at the moment! Although I’m not seeing many other signs of summer here in Manchester, the highstreet is full of summery shades, from burnt orange to carrot to apricot and everything in between Below are a few of my favourite picks from Topshop:
Crepe Tee Shift Dress, £42 | Cropped Beaded Jacket, £95 | Orange Calf Skater Skirt, £35 | Strappy Cami Top, £18 | Khan Animal Slippers, £58 | Round Preppy Sunglasses, £16 | Tangerine Scallop Bikini Top, £18, and Pants, £12
Orange is a colour that I think most pale-skinned red-heads would leave to the darker skinned brunettes and blondes, but (to either my credit or my detriment) that won’t stop me! I’m particularly tempted to get my hands on the Crepe Shift Dress pictured above, and I recently fell in love with the Calf Skater Skirt after wearing it on a photoshoot. During my pursuit of all things orange, I found an amazing Givenchy Antigona style bag on eBay (buy here, pictured below) for a bargain £11.68 which I quickly snapped up – a great place to start if you’re not quite ready to wear the trend head-to-toe.
Coat – Primark | Velvet Shirt – eBay | Skirt – Primark | Boots – Primark | Bag – Primark | Hat – Primark
Everyone knows I’m a sucker for Primark and its prices (why have one thing when you can have three?!), and today I wore an outfit almost entirely made up of Primark pieces! Other than my velvet button up which I got for around £10 on eBay, I practically a walking advertisement for Primark, and everything I’m wearing is current season too so if there is a Primark in your town you’ll hopefully be able to snap up the pieces you like.
I bought this gorgeous Burberry inspired coat for just £30 last month (scroll to the bottom for a clearer picture via Look – excuse the not so great quality of my photos today!), and I love the exaggerated silhouette it gives. The cute bow belt and fur collar are both nice touches too, and overall I think it has a very classy look.
The yellow boucle skirt I picked up yesterday for £14 gives a similar silhouette to the skirt of the coat, making them great to pair together in my opinion. I think that the skirt could easily pass off for something sold at over twice that price in Topshop! Boucle is of course a big trend this winter, and this skirt is perfect.
I finished off my outfit with ankle boots, an oversized bag and navy bobble hat, all of which I bought at Primark over the past couple of months and which might be still available in your nearest store.
What do you think? Would you have guessed that almost my entire outfit is Primark?